Bordeaux, France, WINE

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Bordeaux is often synonymous with French wine, due in great part to the vast quantity of wine produced here, both red and white. While the quality of the wines runs along the entire spectrum, the top-tier châteaux make some of the most collectible, ageworthy, and famously expensive wines in the world. Five red varietals are permitted to be grown — Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot. The red wines are unofficially grouped first according to their origins on either side of the broad Gironde estuary that splits the region.

Châteaux in Medoc on the west side, or "Left Bank", of the estuary grow primarily Cabernet Sauvignon, with the communes of Saint-Julien, Saint-Estephe, Paulliac, and Margaux serving as standard bearers of quality. Further south, the gravelly soils of the aptly-named Graves and its sub-AOC Pessac-Léognan produce stern, structured Cabernet Sauvignon wines. Official quality designation in the Medoc came with the historic 1855 Classification, which grouped estates into one of five "growths" or quality categories. To this day, the five "First Growth" châteaux — Latour, Lafite-Rothschild, Mouton-Rothschild, Margaux, and Haut-Brion from the Graves remain the most famous names in the wine world. The eastern "Right Bank" of the Gironde is classic Merlot country, where the chalky, limestone soils allow the grape to thrive. Cabernet Franc forms the remainder of most wines, with the châteaux of Saint-Emilion and Pomerol representing the finest examples.

White Bordeaux wines are made from either Sauvignon Blanc or Sémillon, or a combination of the two varietals. These are typically full-bodied wines, yet they retain a bracing acidic structure that allows them to age exceptionally well for white wines.

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Feytit-Clinet Pomerol 1999  (#332001)

Cabernet/Bordeaux Blends from Pomerol, Right Bank, Bordeaux, France

Top Ten Most Underrated Château in Bordeaux - Tim Atkin

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100 points and 'Cellar Selection,' Wine Enthusiast: This is a great vintage from Lafite. The profile is rich in feel, with a seriously firm tannic structure. Solid, complex and with great authority, this Cabernet Sauvignon-dominant wine is impressively dense in dark-fruit tones. It will age for many… ...
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Lafite Rothschild Pauillac 2015  (#333652)

Cabernet/Bordeaux Blends from Pauillac, Left Bank, Bordeaux, France

100 points and 'Cellar Selection,' Wine Enthusiast: This is a great vintage from Lafite. The profile is rich in feel, with a seriously firm tannic structure. Solid, complex and with great authority, this Cabernet Sauvignon-dominant wine is…

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93 points Wine Enthusiast: This Peyronie family cru bourgeois estate is one of the rare properties in Pauillac that is not a classified growth. That alone makes it a good value. The wine comes from vines close to Pichon Baron in the south of the appellation. This juicy black-currant flavored wine is… ...
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Fonbadet Pauillac 2014  (#331161)

Cabernet/Bordeaux Blends from Pauillac, Left Bank, Bordeaux, France

93 points Wine Enthusiast: This Peyronie family cru bourgeois estate is one of the rare properties in Pauillac that is not a classified growth. That alone makes it a good value. The wine comes from vines close to Pichon Baron in the south of the…

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80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc. An extraordinary wine in an exceptional vintage from the fine limestone terroir of Puisseguin- Saint-Emilion. Already amazingly accessible, it will reveal its full potential after a few years of bottle aging. Dark, almost inky in color. Dense… ...
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Soleil Puisseguin-St.-emilion Promesse 2012  (#325709)

Cabernet/Bordeaux Blends from St-Émilion, Right Bank, Bordeaux, France

80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc. An extraordinary wine in an exceptional vintage from the fine limestone terroir of Puisseguin- Saint-Emilion. Already amazingly accessible, it will reveal its full potential after a few years…

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98 points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): ...one of the greatest wines ever produced from the estate. It has a riveting bouquet of quince, honey, pear and a touch of clarified butter that is beautifully defined, offering scents of yellow flowers... The palate is beautifully balanced with perfectly… ...
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Suduiraut Sauternes 2009  (#332946)

Dessert Wine from Sauternes/Barsac, Left Bank, Bordeaux, France

98 points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): ...one of the greatest wines ever produced from the estate. It has a riveting bouquet of quince, honey, pear and a touch of clarified butter that is beautifully defined, offering scents of yellow flowers... The…

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87 points Robert Parker: The 1995 reveals less power and muscle than the 1996, but more elegance and fleshy, weedy, tobacco-tinged red and black currant fruit presented in a soft, supple, alluring, medium-bodied format... An insider's wine, Lanessan often makes wines of classified growth quality… ...
RP 87
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Lanessan Haut-Medoc 1995  (#330504)

Cabernet/Bordeaux Blends from Médoc, Left Bank, Bordeaux, France

87 points Robert Parker: The 1995 reveals less power and muscle than the 1996, but more elegance and fleshy, weedy, tobacco-tinged red and black currant fruit presented in a soft, supple, alluring, medium-bodied format... An insider's wine, Lanessan…

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98 points Wine Spectator: A jaw-dropper, with quince, persimmon, mango, fig and blood orange marmalade notes providing a kaleidoscopic experience as this moves along, slowly pulling in more ginger, marzipan, green fig and date notes. The finish is so seamless it feels like glistening porcelain.… ...
WS 98
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Gilette Creme de Tete Sauternes 1990  (#332719)

Dessert Wine from Bordeaux, France

98 points Wine Spectator: A jaw-dropper, with quince, persimmon, mango, fig and blood orange marmalade notes providing a kaleidoscopic experience as this moves along, slowly pulling in more ginger, marzipan, green fig and date notes. The finish is so…

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97 points Lisa Perrotti-Brown (Wine Advocate): Composed of 55% Merlot, 38% Cabernet Franc and 7% Cabernet Sauvignon... cedar-laced nose to begin, giving way to fragrant underlying scents of roses and violets with a core of crushed black currants, blackberries and Bing cherries plus hints of fallen… ...
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Canon-La Gaffeliere St-Emilion 2015  (#333583)

Cabernet/Bordeaux Blends from St-Émilion, Right Bank, Bordeaux, France

97 points Lisa Perrotti-Brown (Wine Advocate): Composed of 55% Merlot, 38% Cabernet Franc and 7% Cabernet Sauvignon... cedar-laced nose to begin, giving way to fragrant underlying scents of roses and violets with a core of crushed black currants,…

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This white Bordeaux wine comes from the Cuvelier family, owner of Château Léoville Poyferré in Saint Julien and of Château Le Crock in Saint Estèphe. The Sauvignon grape gives this dry and fruity wine its complete character and life. The floral notes mix well with the citrus and peach aromas giving… ...
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Cuvelier Bordeaux Blanc 2015  (#329131)

Sauvignon Blanc from Bordeaux, France

This white Bordeaux wine comes from the Cuvelier family, owner of Château Léoville Poyferré in Saint Julien and of Château Le Crock in Saint Estèphe. The Sauvignon grape gives this dry and fruity wine its complete character and life. The floral notes…

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96 points and 'Top 100 Wine of 2012 (#5),' Wine Spectator: This is a bird of a different feather, with an exotic, vibrant aroma of toasted coconut, followed by an almond cream note that gives way to the core of green fig, papaya, Cavaillon melon and honey. There's stunning richness and mouthfeel,… ...
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Guiraud Sauternes 2009  (#332945)

Dessert Wine from Sauternes/Barsac, Left Bank, Bordeaux, France

96 points and 'Top 100 Wine of 2012 (#5),' Wine Spectator: This is a bird of a different feather, with an exotic, vibrant aroma of toasted coconut, followed by an almond cream note that gives way to the core of green fig, papaya, Cavaillon melon and…

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91 points Jeb Dunnuck: Mostly Merlot blended with 14% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Petit Verdot... It offers a perfumed, gorgeous bouquet of plums, incense, spice and hints of forest floor. Full-bodied, ripe and rounded, with a sexy, opulent style, lots of mid-palate depth, and a great finish, it's… ...
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Arbalest Red Bordeaux 2015  (#329567)

Cabernet/Bordeaux Blends from Bordeaux, France

91 points Jeb Dunnuck: Mostly Merlot blended with 14% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Petit Verdot... It offers a perfumed, gorgeous bouquet of plums, incense, spice and hints of forest floor. Full-bodied, ripe and rounded, with a sexy, opulent style, lots…

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85% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Carmenère. Ripe red fruit aromas dominated by blackcurrant and redcurrant, accented with roasted almond notes and occasional hints of mushrooms and undergrowth. The palate is well-rounded, full-bodied and precise, with velvety tannins paving the way for a… ...
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Le Puy Francs Cotes de Bordeaux Cuvee Emilien 2014  (#330968)

Cabernet/Bordeaux Blends from Bordeaux, France

85% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Carmenère. Ripe red fruit aromas dominated by blackcurrant and redcurrant, accented with roasted almond notes and occasional hints of mushrooms and undergrowth. The palate is well-rounded, full-bodied and…

750ml Bottle | In stock, 4 available
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